Sole Source Purchases
Sole source procurement may be used if a product or service is only available from a single supplier or for compatibility reasons. A request for sole source procurement must be submitted in writing. The Sole Source Justification Form can be found here. Purchasing will search the market in an attempt to confirm the validity of the sole source request. Purchasing will determine whether the materials or services may be purchased using a sole source. Please be aware that this may delay the purchasing process.
NOTE: Materials or services that can only be obtained from one vendor or manufacturer may not qualify for a sole source. Materials and services of like specifications, quality, and value must be considered.
NOTE: All purchases estimated over $30,000 and believed to be a Sole Source must be posted for two weeks on an online notification system. Please be aware of this timetable.
Click here for more information regarding sole source justification.